Since 2015, Ataristicians has worked to improve K-12 education in statistics and computing by developing and showcasing video games with data-driven artificial intelligence (AI) agents. We are a non-profit organization that has a proven track record in AI research and statistical teaching. Our video-game-based teaching platform is built in collaboration of the American Statistical Association and with support from the National Science Foundation. Our missions include:
Use video games as test beds to implement, improve, and invent AI algorithms.
Create video games, short films, and cartoon series to educate the general public about AI and statistics.
Offer one-on-one mentoring, workshops, and training camps for middle school and high school students to: (i) build bridges between the current and next generation of statisticians; and (ii) to create a collegial and supportive community for quantitatively gifted students, especially those that may not otherwise have access to such a community.